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Kinesiology Scholarships

Anne Schley Duggan Endowed Scholarship

Established by alumnae, faculty and students of Texas Woman's University and by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Duggan to cite her accomplishments as an educator, professional leader, author, lecturer, administrator, and friends. Recipients of the award must be full-time and majoring in Kinesiology. The award is reserved for those students above the sophomore level. 

Beverly Enterprises Scholarship

Recognizing merit alone, the award may be granted to students of any grade level for therapeutic recreation.

Biomechanics Scholarship

Graduate student majoring in biomechanics in the Dept. of Kinesiology is eligible for this scholarship. Only full-time student working in the Biomechanics Laboratory will be considered. A new student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from his/her previous graduate study, or from the last two years of his/her undergraduate study. A continuing student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from his/her graduate work at TWU. Priority will be given to students who do not have financial aid. 

The Darlene A. Kluka Scholarship

Meet the minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Kinesiology; maintain a full-time enrollment at TWU; and must be a student majoring in Kinesiology and have professional promise. 

Elizabeth Anne Sugars Endowment Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide a stream of income to support scholarships for students whose studies are within the areas of Adapted Physical Education. Should there be no students qualified for the scholarship, then the money may be used for research in the area of Adapted Physical Education.

Ivalene & Robert Sherrill Scholarship

Established by Dr. Claudine Sherrill in honor of her parents. This competitive scholarship is awarded annually to a student commencing graduate work in Adapted and Developmental Physical Education with an outstanding record of service for disabled persons. The recipient is selected by the Department of Kinesiology. 

Jean Pyfer Scholarship in Physical Education

Established by Dr. Jean Pyfer, former Chair of the Department of Kinesiology. Recipients are selected by the Department of Kinesiology and must have an overall 3.5 grade point average, be physical education major, and have professional promise. 

Joyce M. Cronk, PhD. Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to provide a stream of income to support scholarships for students majoring in health, physical education, and recreation. Student must be entering sophomore, junior, or senior level in the fall semester; student must be majoring in health education; physical education; or recreation; student must have earned a 3.0 GPA or better in the freshman year with at least 24 credit hours successfully completed. Preference will be given to students who meet the above stated criteria and who demonstrate financial need as defined by the TWU General Scholarship Committee. Selection of the Joyce M. Cronk Scholars will be made by a committee of representatives of the health education, physical education, and recreation programs. The Joyce Cronk Scholar would be eligible to retain the scholarship for a total of six semesters (sophomore, junior and senior years of study) as long as the major field requirements were met and as long as the GPA remained at 3.0 or better./p>

Margaret Varner Bloss Scholarship

Meet the minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Kinesiology; maintain a full-time enrollment at TWU; and must be a student majoring in Kinesiology and have professional promise. 

Margot Purdy Scholarship

Established by Ms. Joyce Cronk, in memory of Ms. Margot Purdy. The purpose is to provide scholarships to students in need who are majoring in Kinesiology. Recipients are selected by the Department of Kinesiology. 

Marilyn Hinson Scholarship

Established to provide awards to graduate students pursuing a degree in the field of Kinesiology. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must show evidence of professional promise.

Marguerite Ann & Mary Agnes Murphy Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to provide a stream of income to support scholarship awards to Kinesiology students. The recipients are selected by the scholarship committee within the Department of Kinesiology.

Roberta "Bobbie" Peters Scholarship

The scholarship committee for the Department of Kinesiology will administer the application and selection process for the scholarship. Meet the minimum grade point of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the continuing academic standards of the Department of Kinesiology. Must maintain either full-time or part-time enrollment at TWU; must be an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology. 

Sanborn Scholarship

Meet the minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Kinesiology; maintain a full-time enrollment at TWU; and must be a student majoring in Exercise and Sports Nutrition and have professional promise.

Softball Scholarship

Meet the minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Kinesiology; must be a student majoring in the master’s program in the coaching emphasis (Softball); may be offered to a part-time student.

Ruth E. Tandy, Ph.D. Scholarship

Betsy Tandy"Betsy" or "Dr. T." was an inspiration to all who knew her.  It is almost one year since Dr. Tandy lost her eleven-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. 

See the Obituary on Denton Record-Chronicle.

"Dr. T" taught at TWU from 1968 until her retirement in 1995.  Along the way, she influenced for the better countless Kinesiology students and her faculty colleagues, as well.  All who knew her were influenced by her code of ethics and integrity.  She will be remembered for her loyalty to family and friends and her deep love of her students.  Dr. Tandy received numerous honors during her distinguished education career.  Take the opportunity to honor Dr. Tandy’s memory by contributing to the Ruth E. "Betsy" Tandy Scholarship in Intercollegiate Athletics.

Download the Pledge Form.

You may contribute by making your check payable to the TWU Foundation with Tandy Endowment in the “memo” line.  You may MAIL your check to Patrice Benfield Frisby

Institutional Development TWU, P.O. Box 425618 TWU Denton, TX 76204.  If you wish to contribute via credit card, please call the Development Office at 940-898-3863.  On line giving for specific endowments is not currently available.

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